NFL 2016 Week 8 Picks

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Bruce Arians and the Arizona Cardinals hope to bounce back against the Carolina Panthers after tying with the Seattle Seahawks last week. Photo Credit: Gabe Skidmore, Flickr.com

Hello football fans! Welcome to Week 8 of the NFL season!

It’s been quite a season, with our first tie of the year! The Seattle Seahawks and the Arizona Cardinals couldn’t decide which team wanted to win. Cardinals kicker Chandler Catanzaro missed a 24-yard field goal, and Seahawks kicker Stephen Hauschka followed that with a missed 28-yarder.

Regardless, both teams will have at least one tie under their name this year. Here’s hoping it doesn’t turn into a trend for both.

In other news, no undefeated teams remain. The Philadelphia Eagles put a stop to the Minnesota Vikings 21-10. It appears the 1972 Miami Dolphins will have to wait for next year if any team can run the table.

I went 10-5 for Week 7, bringing my total to 59-48 for the season. Ties count as losses when you make picks. It’s simple: if your team doesn’t win, you still get the big L. Here’s a recap of what I got right and wrong:

 Thu Oct 20 8:25 pm  Chicago Bears  Green Bay Packers
 Sun Oct 23 9:30 am  New York Giants  Los Angeles Rams
1:00 pm  Baltimore Ravens X  New York Jets
1:00 pm  Buffalo Bills  Miami Dolphins
1:00 pm  Cleveland Browns  Cincinnati Bengals (s.o.)
1:00 pm  Indianapolis Colts  Tennessee Titans X
1:00 pm  Minnesota Vikings X  Philadelphia Eagles
1:00 pm  New Orleans Saints  Kansas City Chiefs
1:00 pm  Oakland Raiders  Jacksonville Jaguars
1:00 pm  Washington Redskins  Detroit Lions
4:05 pm  San Diego Chargers  Atlanta Falcons X
4:05 pm  Tampa Bay Buccaneers  San Francisco 49ers
4:25 pm  New England Patriots  Pittsburgh Steelers
8:30 pm  Seattle Seahawks  Arizona Cardinals X
 Mon Oct 24 8:30 pm  Houston Texans  Denver Broncos

Here are my picks for this week. Taking a bye for this week will be the Giants, Rams, Ravens, Steelers, Dolphins and the 49ers. Remember, the s.o. stands for the shutout pick:

 Thu Oct 27 8:25 pm  Jacksonville Jaguars  Tennessee Titans
 Sun Oct 30 9:30 am  Washington Redskins  Cincinnati Bengals
1:00 pm  Detroit Lions  Houston Texans
1:00 pm  Green Bay Packers  Atlanta Falcons
1:00 pm  Kansas City Chiefs  Indianapolis Colts
1:00 pm  New England Patriots  Buffalo Bills
1:00 pm  New York Jets  Cleveland Browns
1:00 pm  Oakland Raiders  Tampa Bay Buccaneers (s.o.)
1:00 pm  Seattle Seahawks  New Orleans Saints
4:05 pm  San Diego Chargers  Denver Broncos
4:25 pm  Arizona Cardinals  Carolina Panthers
8:30 pm  Philadelphia Eagles  Dallas Cowboys
 Mon Oct 31 8:30 pm  Minnesota Vikings  Chicago Bears

Keep in mind all times and games are subject to change. Good luck to all teams and those who are also making picks as well.

Remember to check out the Facebook page for the Update. You can also check out my professional website for my other works and accomplishments. Don’t forget to like me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter and keep on reading. Until then, watch sports you knuckleheads!

Yours Truly,

Sebastian Maldonado

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